Harhart Says Budget Proposal Reflective of Difficult Economic Times
|Rep. Julie Harhart was selected to serve as part of the governor’s escort committee to the House floor for the 2012-13 state budget address to a joint session of the House and Senate. Pictured, left to right, are Rep. Scott Perry (R-Cumberland/York), Rep. Michelle Brownlee (D-Philadelphia), Harhart, Gov. Tom Corbett, Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Allegheny/Beaver/Lawrence), Sen. James Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-Berks/Carbon/Lehigh/Monroe/Northampton/Schuylkill).
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today issued the following statement on Gov. Tom Corbett’s $27.1 billion state budget proposal delivered before a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate:
“This year’s budget proposal is lean with an overall reduction in state spending of $22 million. This type of fiscal restraint is necessary given the continuing economic challenges that face our state and our nation. The reality is that revenue projections have not recovered as quickly as we would like and this budget reflects that.
“On first review, there are aspects of the budget I agree with and others I don’t; however, it is important to remember that the governor’s budget proposal is a starting point from which to work. In the coming weeks, we will be conducting budget hearings to examine in detail where every dollar is being allocated. Adjustments will be made pending the outcome of these hearings and be reflected in the final budget expected to be passed in June.”
State Representative Julie Harhart
183rd District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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